Be BrainWise with Money Literary Competition

Posted On: April 30, 2009

How do we engage fifth graders, some who learned BrainWise in lower grades, and others who may never BrainWise, to write an essay that applies the 10 Wise Ways to money?

BrainWise and the Rotary Club of Denver Mile High, with funds from a Daniels Fund grant, is holding a May, 2009 competition for 50 fifth graders attending Denver’s Eagleton Elementary School. Students will be asked to write a one page essay in response to this scenario: “You have won $100. Tell a story about how you would manage this prize by being BrainWise and using the 10 Wise Ways.” A team of Rotarians will review the essays, and the top twenty will be given to a celebrity judge to pick three winners. First prize is $100.00, second prize is $50.00, and third prize is $25.00. Additionally, the teacher whose student wins the first prize will receive $100 for her classroom.

We are not allowed to spill the beans on our judge yet, so be sure to check-in for an update here in the next few weeks as we can tell you more.

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